Letter to the editor | Mistaken identity

September 28, 2013 

Tuesday’s article “Pastor fired after marrying couple” has led some people to conclude, incorrectly, that the church in question is University Baptist and Brethren Church in State College.

This is not so.

For more than 14 years, UBBC has honored a statement of mission that includes people of every sexual orientation. We encourage people to read the welcome statement on our website, ubbcwelcome.org.

The pastor who conducted the same-sex ceremony led a congregation at another church. Our congregation has actually expressed post-wedding appreciation to him for officiating at a same-sex marriage on Aug. 19 at the invitation of State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham.

Dale Roth

State College

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